"What I took away from looking at Arizona was that there were fairly widespread contributions to growth from a number of industries," said John Ruser, associate director for regional economics at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which released the data.

The boost was fueled by construction, followed by state and local government, health care, retail trade, administrative services, finance/insurance and durable goods.

The greatest regional growth in the United States came from the West and included Nevada, up 8.2 percent; Idaho, up 7.5 percent; and Oregon, up 6.7 percent.

National growth occurred as the services sector, especially financial activities, continued to expand. The information sector also experienced double-digit growth, according to the report.

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